Certifications & Policies

ISO 9001:2008 Certified (transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 in 2018)

The quality management system of SED Systems is certified as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

SED will finalize the transition of our quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 in 2018.  The upgrade audit was completed by our registrar Intertek on April 26, 2018, and we expect to receive our new certificate soon.

Click here to view the current ISO 9001:2008 certificate of registration.

Controlled Goods Registration Program (CGRP) and ITAR

SED Systems is registered pursuant to the Canadian Government Controlled Goods Registration Program (CGRP).

Canadian and US companies doing business with SED Systems concerning Controlled Goods or ITARs matters can quote the following registration number when required to do so: SED Systems Controlled Goods Registration # 10317.

Click here to view the Controlled Goods certificate of registration.

Class 3 IPC Standards & Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

In addition to adhering to strict Class 3 IPC standards, SED is a Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) and we serve on multiple IPC Standards committees.

Accepted worldwide as the key manufacturing standards for the printed board and electronics manufacturing industries, IPC standards are associated with nearly every stage of the electronic product development cycle. From design and purchasing to assembly and packaging, IPC standards help ensure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronics assemblies that go into an electronic product.

Click here to view IPC standards.

SED Responsible Mineral Policy

SED, a division of Calian Ltd. does not support the use of minerals that are linked to the human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Suppliers are expected to ensure that parts and products supplied to SED for our deliverable systems and products are DRC “conflict-free” and do not contain metals derived from columbite-tantalite (tantalum), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten), or gold such that they directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the DRC or adjoining countries.

SED will work with our suppliers of raw materials that contain these minerals or derivatives to ensure they meet our DRC “conflict-free” policy.  SED requires all part and product suppliers that use these minerals or derivatives directly or indirectly through their supply chain to have a DRC “conflict-free” mineral policy or otherwise supply only parts and products that are DRC “conflict-free”.

Counterfeit Avoidance Policy

SED makes every effort to procure electronic parts from Original Component Manufacturers (OCM) or their Authorized (Franchised) Distributors so the material has a traceable pedigree back to the point of manufacture. If unable to do so (obsolescence or lead time issues), SED will reduce the risk of the unintentional use of a non-functioning or unreliable part by imposing inspection and testing requirements to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts and suspect counterfeit electronic parts on our suppliers or by performing functional and/or Environmental Stress Screening test prior to shipping.

SED will ensure the proper disposition, containment and reporting of all suspect, fraudulent, and /or confirmed counterfeit parts. SED participates in the GIDEP program to identify potential counterfeit risks of parts in our products.  Additionally, lot code control is fully maintained throughout our facility for procured parts to further eliminate any exposure to counterfeit electronic components.